The Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn), an online community to help women succeed in research, with a special focus on enhancing diversity in biomedical science, has received the Health Improvement Institute’s Aesculapius Award of Excellence. The award, named for the Greek god of healing, is presented to one website and one public service announcement each year to recognize excellence in communicating health information to the public.
The Health Improvement Institute’s Aesculapius Award of Excellence was recently awarded to NIH’s Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn).
The WoCRn is a web-based forum and networking site, managed by the Women of Color subcommittee of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers, co-chaired by NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard. Early-career researchers interact with peers and more experienced investigators in this online community. Members can exchange ideas about career development, get advice on navigating the NIH grants process, and participate in discussion groups on topics such as mentoring, science policy, and work-life balance. The site also posts news items pertinent to scientific workforce diversity for comment and discussion. Learn more about the WoCRn.